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Layham parish church

Layham's parish church, St. Andrew’s, is one of the three churches in the Hadleigh Benefice. The building, situated in Lower Layham, is late 13th Century or early 14th Century. The most striking feature is the red brick west tower dating from 1742. Inside, the 13th Century hexagonal Purbeck marble font and the Victorian oak benches are of note. Other details are in the church guide available inside the church.

St. Andrew's is part of the Hadleigh Benefice, and Rev Jo Delfgou was installed as Rector of Hadleigh, Layham and Shelley on 3 December 2018.

The Churchwarden is Mrs Christine Hempstead, tel. 01473 810 171.


  • 1st Sunday of the month: 9.15am Morning Worship
  • 2nd Sunday of the month: 9.15am Sung Eucharist
  • 3rd Sunday of the month: 9.30am Café Church
  • 4th Sunday of the month: 9.15am Sung Eucharist
  • Every Friday at St Mary's, Hadleigh: 9.30am-12pm Café Church - coffee, breakfast and an informal service

Details of the 5th Sundays, other services and social events may be found on the church web site at www.stmaryshadleigh.co.uk/index.php/st-andrew-s-layham, or in the Parish Magazine which may be ordered through the Benefice Office from 10.00am-12.00pm weekdays.

The church community is always pleased to welcome visitors and those new to the area – the church is open all day, every day.